By Imani Osborne, News Writer

Seniors Thessalonian Reid and Logan Taylor-McDaniel were crowned Homecoming King and Queen on Friday, October 6, 2017, at Bolden stadium.

The theme of Homecoming Week was “There’s No Place Homecoming.” There were different days where students could dress up and show their school spirit.

“It was important [for me to show school spirit] because you don’t get a lot of opportunities to do spirit weeks again,” Junior Emani Hinton said.

On Friday there was a pep rally to get the players and students hyped for the game that took place that night. Before the pep rally started there was a parade, where different groups and the band walked around the back of the school and into the gym.

“My favorite part of the pep rally was the parade because it was our first time doing that, and it was different,“ Hinton said. “In my opinion, it was the best pep rally that we ever had.”

Another activity that took place that week was voting at lunch on Friday. At the game Friday, everyone would find out who was going to be crowned King and Queen. The contestants had various reasons for running.

“…[P]eople could see me in a dress, [and I could] show them I can switch it up,” Taylor-McDaniel said. “Even though I am who I am, I’m capable enough to be queen.”

Reid also had his reasons that he ran for King.

“I wanted to because I feel] I’m very social,” Reid said.  “I feel as though I have [the qualities] a king should have.”

Being crowned King and Queen had different meanings to each contestant.

“It’s a great achievement because it’s been a longtime dream that became my reality,” Reid said.